Posted on: August 29, 2016

REGISTER YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY: All Johnston Rental Properties Must be Registered


All Iowa cities with a population of more than 15,000 people must maintain a rental housing inspection program. The City of Johnston's Residential Rental Code requires owners and/or property managers of all rental properties, including but not limited to condos, townhomes, duplexes and apartments, to register with the City's Building Department. Many registrations are now coming due --- be sure to check the expiration date on your certificate! Key Information: •No person shall rent, lease, let, operate or otherwise allow the occupancy of any dwelling unit or any portion of any dwelling unit (including single rooms) unless they hold a valid Rental Inspection Certificate. •All rental properties are required to be inspected once every two years. •Registration must be updated upon any change in owner and/or property manager contact information, change of ownership, or change in occupancy status. •Multiple properties may be registered through a single registration process. •Failure to register your rental property may result in significant fines and double fees. The full Residential Rental Code may be viewed by visiting cityofjohnston.com/rentals. Do you have questions about the Rental Code or your property? Please call the City of Johnston Building Department at 515-727-7778.

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